Iconic NYC experience to be banned?

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    the guys operating the honey buckets must have asked for too big a raise
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    It is a pretty good assumption.
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    Oh, sure it's because he doesn't like it. Plenty of horses in NYC that are exposed to the same environmental hazards as carriage teams that de Blasio has no apparent interest in freeing from those conditions -- he isn't going to close down Aqueduct, he isn't going to shut down the NYPD's mounted unit.

    See, it's not like he can seriously argue that there is no way more regulation could assure a better outcome. That's one of the great leftist fallacies, when your answer to every problem is more government oversight, it becomes problematic to suddenly act like there is a problem more regulation can't solve. So it really does come down to taste, his taste, Bloomberg's taste, etc. No less inherent environmental harm to carriage horses than those others, and no more implausible to assure safety through more regulation than those others... so, yeah, it can really only come down to taste. Well, taste and the fact that carriage rides probably don't have quite the lobbying weight as other equine pursuits.
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    This is all rather silly and really nothing more than a fetish of de Blasio. You would think coming into office he would want to be involve with more substantive issues.
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    My wife's going to be mad at me now. I promised her one of the things I would definitely do is take her to NYC one year when there was snow and for us to go on a carriage ride. Their not being around anymore is sure as to hell not going to work as an excuse. She'll simply say I should have done it sooner.
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    Horses of a different color -- micromanaging statist BS at any level is unacceptable, but at least at the state and municipal level it is carried out under at least some tacitly constitutional authority, namely the general police power enjoyed by the states but denied to the federal government (they just use the commerce clause and, apparently thanks to Justice Roberts, the taxing power, as police power substitutes).
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    Fetish it might be. I somehow doubt this will get any reasonable NY'er up in arms. But when Giuliani tried to stop jaywalking, now that was another story altogether. :D
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    I really don't care either way, but we all know this is not the same thing. I was in NY and didn't want anything to do with a lame horse ride but some people do and electric vehicles won't be the same thing at all.
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    Well in all fairness, J walking is no the safest thing in NYC.
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    Hey, who hasn't dreamed of taking someone on a romantic Go Kart ride around central park and proposing?
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    Safety be damned, it is a New Yorker's right!
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    In all fairness just crossing the street in NYC is not the safest thing to do. It's a tossup whether you'll get run over by cars or people first.
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    "Hardly iconic"

    Umm, they are only in just about every single movie ever made about New York. They might not be iconic like Time Square or Central Park itself, but the ride is most certainly iconic.
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    Don't tell me. Next he is going to actually try to enforce the horn blowing rules that are posted.
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    This is true but stick with the Walk signals and your chances are much better.
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    I know a lot of New Yorkers who probably wish he could.
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    Iconic only to people who don't live in NY, like the "I heart NY" t-shirt.
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    I'm pretty certain that none of the traffic signal buttons actually work anymore, if they ever did. :)
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    So you're saying no locals at any tourist city/town downplay or don't think much of their touristy attractions? Say it aint so... The tourists make it iconic and obviously movie directors love using it in their movies..

    Again, I don't care what they do with the horses personally, but you cant change the fact that its iconic just because real NYers don't like or don't care for it.
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    No doubt, I was just kidding anyway. Well sort of.

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